This apartment is in La Bastide des Lavandieres which is located in the village of Canaules deep in the Languedoc wine producing region of the south of France . Originally constructed during the 19th century (1850) the building has previously been used as a small hotel as well as a cafe & a night club . Following extensive renovations & rebuilding during 2007 & the early months of 2008 this wonderfully preserved stone building has now been converted into seven privately owned apartments with private off-road parking & extra large swimming pool. This apartment (Apartment 1) is on the ground floor . It is 93 m² in area with a very large terrace ( 46m² ) and it is one of the largest apartments in the building (5 other apartments in building).
Canaules is a typical French village - small but full of character . It is close to a number of larger villages & small towns as well as numerous vineyards - many of which welcome visitors .
Nearby you will find a selection of excellent restaurants & typically French small bars . Ales which is just a 15 minute drive away has all of the shopping & entertainment options you would find in any large city of it's size . Anduze ( just 15 minutes by car) is a vibrant tourist town . It is known as the gateway to the Cevennes . Here you will find a big selection of restaurants to suit every price range . Nimes (25 minutes) , Montpellier (40 minutes) & Marseilles (90 minutes) are just 3 of the cities which are easily reached as well as the beaches on the coast or the skiing in the Cevennes which are both less than an hour away. Please click on the Languedoc information link on our website for detailed information about the many attractions & places worth visiting in the Languedoc region .
The apartment has been completed & furnished to a very high standard with all the facilities & amenities you would expect to find in any top class accomodation including 2 en-suite bedrooms , large living & dining space & a spacious terrace . We also have UK satellite tv channels & radio stations as well as digital French TV & Wi-Fi internet & free use of our bicycles for all guests . Access to building is controlled by an intercom system with buzzer release for front door in each apartment .
Outside we have a large enclosed swimming pool and a fully enclosed kids play area which can be seen from the apartment meaning that children can play safely . Bikes and helmets are provided also as well as some games and plenty of pool toys for the younger kids.
Even though we havn’t actually moved any closer to the coast we now have a lovely sandy beach just a 15 minute drive away from us in Alés where in Summer 2010 a very nice man-made river beach was created . The beach which is officially open from early June until the end of August is on the bank of the Gardon River & it has some excellent facilities including easy parking , shallow water swimming for kids , showers , a lifeguard , beach volleyball , boules , pedal boating , kayaking , water bubbles , a café bar & a restaurant . You can also rent sun loungers, umbrella’s , kayaks , pedal boats etc … At night time during summer there is normally a DJ or other free musical entertainment throughout the entire week. During the day also you can join in with organised exercise & pilates sessions . Although it is not a substitute for the stunning beaches of the Med it is still a nice place to spend a sunny Summer's day. And it's just a short 15 minute drive from your apartment.
Our caretakers can now offer the following services for guests - Home cooked meal upon arrival or during your stay , Pre-Arrival Shopping ( Just tell them what you want in your apartment and they will have it there for you when you arrive ) Party catering for groups / families , Baby sitting , Airport pickups & dropoffs , also we have now opened our new poolside bar where you can escape from the hot Summer sun & maybe enjoy a glass of wine or a beer .
Other apartments available in same building also for families travelling together or larger groups . Please enquireTripAdvisor property ID 4291419...Read more
2 bedroom apartment close to Montpellier & Nimes Canaules-et-Argentieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
La Bastide des Lavandiéres is easy to find . As you can see from the map we are located close to the cities of Nimes & Alés in the Gard region of Languedoc .
The village of Canaules is small & may not be shown on some maps. However our nearest neighbours - Saint-Jean-De-Serres & Lézan will be easy to locate on any map. We are easily reached from any of a number of nearby regional airports including Nimes , Montpellier , Carcassonne , Beziers , Perpignan , Avignon , Rodez or even Girona in northern Spain .
While the distance can be big it is also possible to reach us by car from any of the major ports as well as by fast train (TGV) from Paris (Paris to Nimes)
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Nîmes, 20 miles Nearest ferry port: Sète, 55 miles Nearest airport: Nîmes, 30 miles Car is essential
Left on 06/26/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 26, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
This was the best family holiday we have ever taken.
The apartment was huge, and everything we needed was there. The pool complex was excellent (very large pool and lots of toys).
Canaules is a great location with so much to see and do for all the family.
We hope to return again some day soon to this lovely part of France
Left on 03/12/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | Happy VisitorReviewed Mar 12, 2010Stayed Oct 2009
Having stayed a few times at La Bastide des Lavandieres the last time being in October 2009 and will be returning to Canaules within the next couple of months we cannot praise it enough. This apartment offers space, a home away home and yet you know that you are on vacation. The service to arrange the booking is always very helpful and the apartment is maintained to a very high standard and very clean. The apartment is large and well equipped with good quality furniture and appliances. Outside the patio is large and spacious and the surrounding gardens and pool amenities are spacious and very relaxing - it is an ideal place for both couples and families.
Canaules is where a person can go to just relax and recharge the batteries and yet should you wish to venture elsewhere there are many activities available to take advantage of, ranging from horse riding, canoeing on the rivers or just going for a walk amoungst the surrounding fields and mountains. You are surrounded by amazing scenery in this location of the Languedoc and you get to spend a few days living within a French village and to savour all its charm. However, there are many towns and cities within an hour's drive of Canaules depending how busy a town you want.
La Bastide des Lavandieres will always be a place that we look forward to returning to time and time again.
Left on 03/12/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | Gary AllenReviewed Mar 12, 2010Stayed May 2009
We spent a fantastic few days in La Bastide De Lavandieres in the Summer of 09.
It was extremely easy to book and organise the trip.
The apartments are about 2 hours from Carcassonne and are in the sleepy village of Canaules.
It must be said that the standard of accomodation offered here is one more akin to apartments many times the price in more popular destinations.
A car is an essential asset and a Sat Nav can come in extremely handy given the rural setting.
That said it really not far at all to cities like Nimes, Montpellier, Sete, etc etc.
The local capital of Uzes is definately worth a visit for its amazing market which complement the self-catering accomodation very well as there is nothing better than stocking up on French goodies feasting at your leisure in Canaules.
The best thing I can say about it is we have already booked our Summer '10 Holiday in Canaules.
Left on 03/11/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 11, 2010Stayed Oct 2009
This apartment is in a tastefully renovated building - has great character. Apt 1 is on the ground floor, and has a private terrace, with BBQ facility. It is beside the swimming pool. The apt is equipped to a high standard - home from home. And the highly comprehensive information file on the region gives lots of ideas on what to do in the area (particularly good for families).
Location is incredible - surrounded by picturesque villages - at least one for every day of the week. Great markets - Anduze and Uzes are the highlights.
Locals are extremely friendly and be sure to mention where you are staying!
If you are a wine buff - you will be busy... tasting.
Left on 03/08/2010 for a stay in June 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 8, 2010Stayed Jun 2009
I strongly recommend these apartments. I have stayed twice. The apartments are very confortable and have all amenities. Should anything be required it will be provided. It is a varly relaxing place to stay while being wihin an half hour travel of serveral towns and cities. There is as much to do as you need or want. This is in a coutry area so enjoy the peace and experiene of south of france. I will be returning again.
“Springtime in the heart of France - I'll be back”
Left on 03/04/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 4, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
You take your chances with the weather in France in February. Temperatures ranged over the week from a cool -6 to a beautiful sunny +16 degrees.
The accomodation was a well proportioned modern apartment in an old stone building located in a quaint French Village. Perfectly located for day trips around this part of France with large cities like Nimes, Avignon and Montpellier in easy reach as well as the beach. The beach wasn't on our agenda in February. There is also a large swimming pool in the garden.
Surprise, surprise, the local produce is wine. We tried some very nice examples which was so good we brought some home with us.
You need to drive to get to a restaurant but there are a number of good eateries within a short distance and the apartment has all modern kitchen appliances as well as a barbeque on the patio which is perfect for eating in.
The administration and booking was a piece of cake and although we never met Sean O'Neill he was the perfect host, was very helpful and made us feel welcome.
Did we have an enjoyable holiday? Yes we did and my son discovered that his school French actually worked.
Would we go back at this time of year again? Yes we would.
Would we go any other time of the year? Absolutely, in fact we are hoping to go back in late Summer and see the grape harvest.
Left on 03/04/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 4, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
We stayed at Las Bastide des Lavandieres in August 2009, myself, my husband and 16 year old daughter (we'd have known in no uncertain terms if it wasn't up to scratch). The apartment was spacious and well equipped, with a DVD for films when you're too tired to go out. The pool was great; we had very warm weather so returning after a morning's sight seeing able to use a virtually private pool was a real plus point.
There's no shortage of places to visit and restaurants to sample. So we're going back this year and taking two friends, who are domiciled in another region of France: we're very confident they'll love it too.
Left on 03/04/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 4, 2010Stayed May 2009
We had a lovely family holiday in La Bastide des Lavandiéres. The apartments are very comfortable and well kitted out to suit our needs and we loved the swimming pool!! La Bastide des Lavandiéres is in a beatiful rural setting which helps to get you into a relaxed frame of mind, while at the same time central enough to cover the region if you want to!! We will be back!
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